APG could just have a grayed out button if a PT/PTP licence isn't installed.
But it'd be nice if APG came with just the code needed for the creation of the swf files, instead of the having to start the whole GPUed gui shebang of PT/PTP. ...again, something that could run at low priority if needed so as not to slow down the interactive ui of APG...
LetÂ´s see the basics:
1) you shoot a set of images using a pano-head.
2) you import the images into a stitcher.
3) the stitcher stitches the images together making an equirectangular image. LetÂ´s say 10000x5000px.
4) now you want this image to be an interactive panorama.
4a) at which point do you want he panorama to start?
4b) which FOV should i have?
4c) how should i behave: Autorotation? Fullscreen? Zoom? Sound? Include a movie in a TV or so?
Because of no automatic in the world can read your mind you need to tell the app what you want it to do.
ThetÂ´s what PTP does: it makes your equirectagular image - which you stitched before - an interactive pano which behaves the way YOU tell it.
A one-click-does-all mechanism never can know this.
Regarding all this i hope you see the things more realistic . .
OK, i have to assume you have totally missed my point. Sorry.
Please re-read my initial post.
I just want a simple flash file from the pano i've just rendered... It would be nice to have some basic options like auto-rotate, etc, but just the factory defaults would please me...
If i want to have a movie playing on a TV, etc, then obviously i switch to the tool for that job, PTP!
All the flashes I've been creating lately have been done with default settings, just embedding and auto-rotate selected. So i have to go thru the same laborious process i've described previously to create a flash, which takes time, clicking, selecting, copying, pasting, etc. and is not fun... Which could (and used to be) included in APG.
Please be aware that we are talking about creating a simple flash file.